lynette said so definitely turn on the low beams and be extra careful heading out. no problems to report on the west side of the beltway. just 11 minute ride fright now on the outer loop from 795 down to 95. eing up to speed on 95 from the fort mchenry tunnel to the toll plaza. eight minute ride. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. charlie over to you. it is straight up 5:30 and beginning the day some big changes coming to baltimore county schools. they'll begin using metal detectors to keep your kids safe and abc2 news linda so is live at perry hall high school where this sort of started for us, not talking about the detectors like in airports right? >> no, hand held metal detecting wands. they won't be metal detectors you walk through when you enter through the doors but starting today every school resource officer in baltimore county will have access to hand held
metal detecting wands the try to keep -- to try to keep kids safe in school. they won't use them for rand obviously searches. school resource officers will only use them when they have reasonable suspicion that someone in the school has weapon. the council police chief says it's part of the solution to keeping kids safe in schools. recent incidents prompted the change. of course the shooting here at herry hall high school on the first day of school. another scare at stemmers run middle school and this week when a bb gun was found at owings mill high. parents are on board with the new policy. >> they would be less likely to bring something like that or you know that could cause harm to another child in the school i would think you know what i mean? whether it be a knife or a gun or whatever it is. >> reporter: so when your school -- when your kids arrive at school this morning, this new policy will be in effect. every school resource officer in baltimore county will have access to a hand held wand and they'll use it if they think a child has a weapon. we're live in perry hall, the
linda so, abc2 news. in health news this morning, 19 people are now dead as a result of the meningitis outbreak. maryland has one confirmed death and 16 total cases reported. nationwide, 247 people have been sickened and the rare fungal form has been traced now to tremendous id shots -- steroid shots given for back pain. the government is now investigating a massachusetts pharmacy that made the injections. the mosquito season is behind us but this summer was particularly bad. this was the second worst year ever for west nile virus. there were more than 4500 cases nationally including 183 deaths. 25 people in maryland contracted the virus. two died. the state that was most affected was texas. news around the nation for you on this thursday morning, a routine case turned out to be anything but that when a man refused the sign documents at a courthouse. check autothe video from tampa, florida. that's the man in purple.
you can see he simply took off running through the courthouse. police officers eventually chased him down and tackled him. the man was arrested and jailed without bond. he was in the courthouse to be sentenced for getting false information to a police officer. now he faces battery on an officer and resisting arrest. well, a cell phone led police to a man accused of leading them on a chase in an 18 wheeler. this was just released dashcam video showing the pursuit. officers attempted to pull the man over after catching him driving erratically but the driver took off. police say he stole $700 worth of gas and eventualfully flipped the big rig and ran into the woods. authorities had to give up the search until the man used his cell phone and they found him and arrested him. well, sometimes the mood just strikes but you probably have enough sense to wait until you get home. not the case though for one couple in florida. wow. they're accused of having sex on the restaurant table in full view of parents and their kids. we're not making this up. families were eating on the patio as the couple began making out and it went from hot
and heavy to butt naked. >> that's ridiculous they would do that out in the public and also in front of kids. that's totally -- unacceptable. >> and insane. i just can't believe -- i'm shocked. i can't believe that. >> i am shocked that lynette and lauren are both laughing about this. you should be ashamed. all right. now as soon as that manager realized what was going on he tried to stop the couple. who wouldn't? police were then called in and arrested them for fighting with the manager and refusing to pay $100 bill. really? they were not arrested for any sex allegations because no one there wanted to take statements from police. what a story. i tell you what, we're going to probably put that on facebook in a little while and let you respond to it. this morning the ravens may be away this weekend but that doesn't mean the tailgating will stop. they'll have details on how you can walk on the field all while helping a great cause. >> and turning trash into
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into living spaces. it sounds crazy but it makes perfect sense during a housing crunch. >> single women, people raising one child. this is something you could actually afford to live in and even own if you wanted. >> they sell for about $25,000 a home. and you can live wherever you want. they can be picked up and also be moved. time now for a check of the forecast. back over to lynette. >> all right, charlie. we are talking about some patchy fog out there this morning. so as you head out and about you are going to encounter some reduced visibility only about eight miles in baltimore and five in york this morning. as we head out to the bus stop, well we are going to be dealing with that. so again we have the cool temperatures in coming in around 52 degrees and we will be seeing plenty of sunshine to start the day off. but the clouds will increase as the kids come home from school with the temperature coming in at 70 degrees, a mild day. and then later on i'd say maybe around 5:00, 6:00, that's when we have our better chance for some showers and some thunderstorms to roll into the picture as well. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook.
good morning. good morning lynette. well, averse crash on 83 continues to shut down the southbound lanes from freeland road to old york road. get on to york road and then eventually get back on to 83. three people have been critically injured and we will have the very latest as it becomes available. if you are going to the beltway a live look in parkville at harford road, everything moving right along. no delays down to 95. or if you are traveling the outer loop up to 83. that's a look at your traffic. char low over to you. news time is now 5:40 on this thursday morning. more to come on "good morning maryland" including another alleged terror plot foiled by the fbi. what police say the suspect was targeting and how he planned to cause major destruction. >> also new methods police are using to spot you if you're talking or texting while behind the wheel. information you need to know when "good morning maryland" returns. [ woman ] dear chex cereal,
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wednesday when authorities say he tried to use a cell phone to detonate what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb hidden inside a van. his target was the federal reserve bank in manhattan. nafis allegedly told authorities he wanted to destroy america by going after the nation's financial institutions. he ultimately settled on the landmark bank. he didn't realize the contacts were actually members of the fbi's joint terrorism task force. new york city police commissioner ray kelly said terrorists have plotted 15 attacks against new york since 9/11. >> we're still very much a coveted target by terrorists who said new york is the top of the terrorist target list in this country and i think this just reaffirms that. >> reporter: kelly praised officers for keeping the city safe. >> i think it shows again that law enforcement is vigilant, certainly we understand that the public can become complacent. we've had no successful attack here in 11 years but law
enforcement can't be. >> reporter: nafis came to the united states on a student visa. he was a cyber security major at southeast missouri state university from january to may of this year according to a spokeswoman for the university. i'm ed payne reporting. >> a pair of hikers who spent days lost inside montana's national park are sharing their story of survival. the two experienced hikers from virginia got turned around after the map blew away and one of them slid down in the snow. they were stuck for four days. the hikers say they were down to their last bits of food when they heard the cries of rescuers. >> when the man who was out hiking looking for us you know called out to us, it was certainly a huge relief. >> it's over you know. we're headed back. >> the worst part of this whole thing was the fact that we were not able to communicate with anyone back home that cared about us. >> both men are well despite losing 15 pounds each during that trip into the wild. time now for five things you may want to know on this
thursday, thousands of previously secret files from the boy scouts of america are expected to be made public. the files were kept on cases of alleged sexual abuse. and president barack obama will be making an apierce on "the daily show" with jon stewart tonight. his second visit as president. well, we got lucky with a mild winter last year but what to expect this year? the climate prediction center will announce the outlook for the coming winter of 2012 and 2013 later today. the california symphony is paying tribute to the late u.s. ambassador to libya tonight. the concert is called salute to a hero. christopher stevens died when the u.s. consulate was attacked last month. get news for the holiday shopping season. toys "r" us will extend the free layaway plan until november 16th. it was set to charge a $5 service fee. however they exended the program after seeing the popularity among the customers.
well, a new effort to stop texting and driving could be coming to our state. massachusetts and connecticut are developing high visibility antitexting enforcement pilot programs. that is more than a mouthful. this includes stationing police spotters on highways' overpasses looking for drivers who can't keep their fingers off the key pad. they're going to train police officers on better spotting methods for texting drivers and also they're developing new media campaign. well, you remember going to gino's as a kid and getting a special sauce. today you can relive the moments at one of the original locations. the new one in glen burnie officially opens today with a rib upon cutting ceremony at 1 11:00. he himself is supposed to be there. well, if the ravens and texas on sunday tailgating at the bank won't make a lot of sense. but why not head over there tonight? the fifth annual biggest tailgate party takes place at the m and t stank bade yum. it's -- m&t bank stadium.
the local restaurants will provide tailgating and food and you can tour the locker room and metepa and even the cheerleaders. the oriot seasons means discount gas for you. all cost ministries is now teaming up with a shell gas station in glen burnie to save you money. it gives five cents off on thursday. the ministry is a taking another 25 cents off so the gas will now be 30 cents cheaper. this is from 6:00 to 8:00 tonight. the church expects a large turnout. well, northeast people were foe -- most people would focus on overcoming illness with breast cancer but alice rhodes turned it into a business. she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. while recovering alice started pink ribbon gifts, it's a way to remind other people to seek preventative care. >> i wanted to make my sisters' necklaces to remind them to get
their mammograms. this is kind of my way of touching people that i might not have not met. >> alice donates 10% of the profits to cancer research causes including komen maryland. you can find her gifts at boutiques across maryland and online at pinkribbongifts.biz. and speaking of breast cancer we're going to be run this can weekend if fight it. the -- running this weekend the fight it. the susan g. komen race for the cure is sunday in hunt valley and not too late to register online. go to abc2news.com/thinkpink and you can register even doing it on race day and we're going to be live out there throughout the course of the morning on sunday. lynette has a check of the forecast and maybe a peek at what we can expect four days from now. >> i sure do. let's talk about what's going on right now though charlie because right now we are nice and dry. mainly clear skies. but we have the pink elephant in the room back off tot wees there and this is making its way in here later into the afternoon evening time frame. some scattered showers and storms possible. now, we have temperatures coming in in the upper 50s in a
lot of spots. such as annapolis also tillman right now. gwen oak at 51 degrees. 52 in chestertown and 48 degrees in federalsburg. now high pressure is off into the atlantic right now. it will stay that way as we have increasing clouds throughout the day. that cold front will get closer to us. pushing those storms in here. so we do have some wet weather on the horizon. so again make sure if you can't get back home today, take the wet -- rain gear with you because we are going to get wet. and we do need the rain. now we look what's going to happen when it comes in here and we're looking around 7:00 this evening, and that will linger even into tomorrow morning. some thunderstorms as well. and behind that, we clear out nicely. plenty of high pressure building in with plenty of sunshine in the forecast as we head into the weekend. but for today, going with 70 degrees and it is going to be breezy. 55 with some scattered showers this evening and 73 and warmer by tomorrow with early showers and here's a peek of that
forecast as we head into the weekend. cooler, dry on saturday and we will be chilly for the start of that race but we will be seeing plenty of sunshine in the forecast. let's get a check now of the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook. good morning. we do have some move and you have a -- patchy fog and you have a bad accident out there. a very serious crash in baltimore county, it has shut down the southbound lanes of 83 between freeland road and old york road. if you are traveling in the area you will want to use york road instead. and then get back on to 83. and abc2's paul i can't have fee is on the scene out now. he sent back the videos. this crash involved throe tractor-trailers two of which actually colloided head-on. three people have been critically injured and we will have the latest as it becomes available. if you are usinged 95 this morning fortunate knock to get in the way -- financial nothing the get in the way. a live hook in white marsh right now. 15 minutes altogether from route 43 into the city. if you are going out to route 295 a disabled car along the
southbound lanes at route 100. that's a look at your abc2 timesaver traffic. charlie over to you. imagine going months without being able to hug or kiss your children. that's what a military family goes through each day. coming up a big surprise that a sergeant is giving to his three children and why he was nervous going through it. that story straight ahead when "good morning maryland" continues.
it was a huge surprise for three kids whose father works for the military as sergeant crank fulton of iowa hasn't seen his children for seven months. so he made the trip to their school. his son was totally shocked. >> wow. i thought he was going to be home tomorrow. >> well, this is a seventh deployment for fulton who serves with the iowa air national guard. he says he was nervous about the idea of surprise because he wasn't sure how his kids would react. >> we skyped at least twice a week and she's like your name is daddy right? >> fulton's top priority now spending time with his family and he also wants to chow down on the favorite american foods the main one being pizza. sir you can have as much as you want. you may be thinking about
heading out of town or visiting friends and family for the holiday season but you may be low on funds. this morning how you can enjoy your get away without putting additional stress on the wallet. >> also abc2 news kelly swoope tells us about the work of two women. who they're doing now to help support cancer survivors. >> and we're not as chilly this morning as we're on the way to warming temperatures. i'll tell you how warm it's going to get coming up. >> well, lynette a serious crash will shut down a portion of 83 throughout the morning rush. i'll have all the details coming up next. heavy lifting. you start with a democratic senator named ben. by getting bwi-marshall funding for new runways, he's helping us serve 21 million passengers a year, which helps keep 100,000 jobs that depend on the airport, and that means more cargo for more businesses and more skycaps unloading more taxis... welcome to bwi. ...carrying families with more luggage. thanks. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too.
you hate to hear this but school says it's now out of options. this morning, we're going tell you about the increased security at one school district all intended to keep yore kids safe. and their loved ones come together to say football. a preview this morning after a preview -- of a preview of the funeral. a year since we've had shaking going on around us. now many states want to make sure you're prepared should the earthquake come around once again. thursday, october 18th. "good morning maryland" i'm charlie crowson, megan is off today. but we have airchecks of the fork and -- a check of the forecast and say hello once against to meteorologist lynette charles. >> we are talking about wet weather that's poised tove